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Don't let an eleven year old play it

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Just a warning. Don't let your 11 year old brother play Puzzle Agent first. No matter how big a Layton fan they are. One of the puzzles absolutely horrified him.

This game isn't as family friendly as Telltale's previous titles. It probably should have a warning "Resorts to cheap scare tactics".


That being said I thought the scene was cool, albeit a bit cheap, and it'll scare off any children from playing games in the franchise.

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  • I'm a bad person who thinks childrens need to be scared at least once, so they will know how is the feeling and know what to do when they are adults.

    Of course, that's me.

  • @hippodragon9 said: Then I curled up in the effing fetal position the first time I saw one in the game, and practically had a seizure when they screwed up your puzzles

    Me too! I couldn't sleep!

  • That was an awesome scene. Totally unexpected and something Layton never does. In fact, if you've played a couple of Layton games, you would be especially conditioned to get surprised by that. I thought that was the coolest thing, myself.

    Though I would worry if I gave an iPad, running that, to a small kid. For fear that they'd chuck the thing. That, alone, would be scary.

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    I am 24, and a total Scaredy Cat, but
    a) it was for the story, not the sake of it, imagine poor nelson, concentrating on the Puzzle, and then a Gnome Jumps in, grabs a part and ran off..
    b) Ita totally Grickle, scary through the build up athmodpshere and the soundtrack, less due to visuals. The Gnomes don't look scary, meaning their visuals, but the caracters react to them scared, as well does the score.
    c) Watch the "Hidden People"-Video, it is scary in the very same way, or Closet, Scary only due to score.

    due to that, i wouldn't say its particulary suitably for children, it not some innocent Puzzle game,

  • This game is not suitable for small kids regardless of that gnome thing.

  • Then again. Neither was "Watership Down", even though that was totally marketed towards children. That movie practically left scars. :)

    Then again. This game is made for people mature enough to handle psychological thrillers and possibilities of death.

  • @NotFury said: Just a warning. Don't let your 11 year old brother play Puzzle Agent first. No matter how big a Layton fan they are. One of the puzzles absolutely horrified him.

    This game isn't as family friendly as Telltale's previous titles. It probably should have a warning "Resorts to cheap scare tactics".


    That being said I thought the scene was cool, albeit a bit cheap, and it'll scare off any children from playing games in the franchise.

    i played the game iam 12 and i was not scared in fact i like that game alot

  • As someone who loved watching dinosaurs eat people but was terrified of Mrs. Hannigan from Annie as a kid, I'd say that it definitely depends on the kid.:p

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